‘UN-CONVENTIONAL’ Speakers

  • Josh Bohn

    Bohn Broadcast Services

    Josh Bohn

  • Kirk Harnack

    The Telos Alliance

    Kirk Harnack

    Kirk Harnack brings nearly 40 years of hands-on experience in broadcast engineering and education to his position at The Telos Alliance. His expertise in putting technology to work in broadcast facilities has driven notable expansion in IP-Audio, VoIP for broadcast, and other new technology adoption by audio content creators.

    Kirk maintains an active, hands-on role in broadcast engineering through his positions as a partner and VP-Engineering of South Seas Broadcasting, Inc., licensee of KKHJ-FM and WVUV-FM in American Samoa.  He is also partner and Director of Engineering for Delta Radio, LLC, licensee of six radio stations in Cleveland, Indianola, and Greenville, Mississippi. Kirk is a certified Meteorologist, Private Pilot, and licensed General Class Amateur Radio operator (KD5FYD). He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Society of Broadcast Engineers, and has served as Chairman of the SBE Chapter in Memphis, Tennessee, and Program Chair and Vice-Chair of SBE Chapter 103 in Nashville, Tennessee.

    Kirk founded the Internet video netcast, “This Week in Radio Tech” or “TWiRT”.  This 1-hour weekly video netcast, features regular contributors and guests from the world of radio engineering.

  • Marcus Harun

    MSNBC

    Marcus Harun

  • Boyd Huppert

    KARE-TV (Minneapolis)

    Boyd Huppert

  • L’areal Lipkins

    Lipkins Consulting Group

    L’areal Lipkins

  • Madeleine Noland

    Advanced Television Systems Committee

    Madeleine Noland

    Madeleine Noland is the President of the Advanced Television Systems Committee Inc. Widely respected for her consensus-building leadership style, she chaired the ATSC technology group that oversees the ATSC 3.0 next-generation broadcast standard before being named ATSC President in May 2019. Previously, she chaired various ATSC 3.0-related specialist groups, ad hoc groups and implementation teams since 2012.

    A 15-year industry veteran, Noland held key technology management and standards roles at Backchannelmedia Inc., Telvue Corp. and LG Electronics. She received TV NewsCheck’s “2019 Futurist” Women in Technology Award and was named one of 2018’s “Powerful Women in Consumer Technology” by Dealerscope magazine. In 2016, she received the ATSC’s highest technical honor, the Bernard J. Lechner Outstanding Contributor Award. She graduated cum laude from the University of Massachusetts.

  • Wayne Pecena

    KAMU, Texas A&M University

    Wayne Pecena

    Wayne M. Pecena is the Assistant Director of Educational Broadcast Services at Texas A&M University. He serves as the Director of Engineering for KAMU Public Radio and Television and TTVN – The Texas A&M University System wide area data and distance learning network where he is responsible for technical infrastructure implementation and ongoing operations. Recent projects included the migration of the TTVN infrastructure to the Regional Oprical Network environment provided by the Lonestar Education and Research Network. Wayne holds BS and MS degrees from Texas A&M University and holds Professional Broadcast Engineer (CPBE) and Networking Technologist (CBNT) certifications from the Society of Broadcast Engineers.
  • Seth Resler

    Jacobs Media Strategies

    Seth Resler

‘UN-CONVENTIONAL’ Exhibit Hall

GatesAir (formerly Harris Broadcast) has been an innovator in over-the-air broadcasting for nearly 100 years, and today offers the industry’s broadest portfolio with the most energy-efficient TV & Radio transmitters to help broadcasters deliver and monetize content around the globe. GatesAir is the only company to support all digital radio standards (HD Radio, DAB and DRM/DRM.) Intraplex solutions move beyond STL to studio-to-studio transport, live remotes, and content contribution and distribution. Flexible IP codec solutions enable efficient transport over the network for these applications, ensuring that broadcasters can effectively move content between locations for virtually any on-air need.

On the Web: GatesAir.com
Contact: Brian Szewczyk, Regional Sales Manager, [email protected]

LiveU is changing the rules of the game for live news and dynamic sports coverage, providing all-in-one production-level field units for live video streaming and remote production workflows. Together with its cloud-based management and next-gen IP distribution platforms, LiveU offers the most cost-effective end-to-end contribution, production and distribution solution. The inventor and innovator of cellular bonding, LiveU is synonymous with high-quality and flawless live video solutions, transmitted from anywhere in the world. With 3K+ customers in 130+ countries, LiveU is the solution of choice for global broadcasters, sports and entertainment, streaming to TV, mobile, online and social media.

On the Web: Get.LiveU.tv
Contact: Arco Groenenberg, Director of Sales Central Region, [email protected]

Nemal Electronics is a fully integrated US manufacturer of fiber optic, copper, and hybrid cable, connectors, assemblies, panels, and reeler systems for A/V, HD broadcast, RF, and data. Our Products include LEMO SMPTE and Neutrik OpticalCON cables, HD/3G/4K audio, video and hybrid cable, tactical fiber, RF cables and patented DT-12 connectors. We manufacture extra flexible, rugged high-power UL rated speaker cables with Neutrik PowerCON or SpeakON connectors. Fiber products include SMPTE panels, pigtails, and fiber optic cleaning kits. Our latest product innovation, Stadium-4 Plenum SMPTE cable, won the Best of Show award by Sound and Video Contractor at InfoComm 2019.

On the Web: Nemal.com
Contact: Benjamin Nemser, [email protected]

Shively Labs, a division of Howell Laboratories, Inc., manufactures a complete line of FM antennas, filters, combiners, and coax components. Shively’s unique FM antenna line will support all needs, including multi-station shared sites, complex directional systems, and low power translators. Shively also offers a complete array of filters and combiner products, designed to be configured for any FM installation. We are an Employee Owned Company, and we take pride in everything that leaves our building. Let’s work together on your next project.

On the Web: Shively.com
Contact: Angela Gillespie, Vice President, [email protected]